Candy Crush Is Going to Be a TV Show, Because Everything Is Terrible

​Swipe it into the bin

Thanks to American network CBS, who are so down with today's cool kids that it's currently airing a "Millenials vs. Gen X" edition of Survivor (as well as a sitcom that has offended millenials, womp womp) you may soon be able to play Candy Crush... while binge-watching Candy Crush. 

Because yes, they'vee greenlit a new series based on the game.

"We are huge fans of Candy Crush and, like so many others, we know the 'rush' of advancing to the next level of the game," said Glenn Geller, CBS Entertainment's president, who has clearly never actually played Candy Crush. 

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In case you've (like Glenn) somehow avoided the game's lure, the aim of the original puzzle game is to match up candies in a grid according to color, earning points for every row of three or more. It's more fun that it sounds — roughly 18 billion rounds of the game are reportedly played each month around the world.

How exactly is this going to work on TV? It'll be a hour-long "live-action game show, Entertainment Weekly reports, in which teams of two contestants will use their "wits and physical agility to compete on enormous, interactive game boards featuring next generation technology." Producer Matt Kunitz, whose game show track record includes Wipeout for ABC and Fear Factor for NBC, promises a "larger-than-life, physical game show " that will "amp up the action and visuals in our huge Candy Crush Arena."

2016's really pulling out all the stops, huh?

From: Cosmopolitan